Monday, July 20, 2009

Thing #19

Web 2.0 Awards list provides access to the "epitome" of the Web 2.0 sites for each year. It gets me distracted a little bit by activating my thinking about a variety of tasks that I have somewhere on my horizons. For example, while considering teaching next year I found and played with Lulu and now feel motivated to author a children's book. Many teachers have already published, perhaps not on Lulu. It is noteworthy that Lulu, like the other award winners, bring users closer to the necessities for bringing to life users' projects. It reminds me of a cartoon I found several years ago: A man types at his computer while alone at a table by a draped window. The caption reads "Solitude for the sake of communication." It other words, relying on person-to-person communication is limited, probably to a level where actual conversations are more sophisticated. There is certainly much to be had by way of websites like Web 2.0 Awards.

1 comment:

  1. It is easy to get distracted, isn't it? And it's overwhelming to think about all the possibilities for all the things you've looked at this summer. Just take a little bite now, then another later. It's just like a really rich dessert!